Breguet - The New York Watch Auction: SIX New York Saturday, June 11, 2022 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Breguet
    Year: 2011
    Reference No: 7057
    Movement No: 1’002’769
    Case No: 4889 AM
    Model Name: La Tradition
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 507DR1, 34 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Alligator
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold
    Dimensions: 40mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, and buckle signed.
    Accessories: Accompanied by Breguet Certificate of Origin and Warranty dated May 18th 2011, product literature, instruction manual, hang tag, additional alligator strap with 18K white gold deployant buckle, fitted wooden presentation box, and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    A master of technical innovation, Abraham-Louis Breguet is credited with developing some of watchmaking’s most inspiring complications - from the tourbillon and its gravitational compensation for precision timing, to shock protection, and self-winding watches. A master watchmaker and businessman, Breguet created “souscription” pocket watches in 1797, which allowed clients to make a down payment on an affordable, reliable watch with the balance due upon completion. This helped him to remain financially stable, and during his lifetime, he manufactured some 700 examples in gold or silver cases.

    Breguet’s Tradition Collection was launched in 2005 and is a 21st century homage to Abraham-Louis’ legacy and his “souscription” series. The reference 7057 arrived in 2010 with a size increase to 40mm from the original reference 7027’s 38mm diameter and a larger, more legible timekeeping main dial. It subtly features a power reserve indication to the left of the suspended guilloché dial, also visible on the movement side. Incidentally, Abraham-Louis Breguet was the first to use engine-turning to decorate watches in this fashion. The semi-skeletonized dial, so typical of Breguet pocket watches and wristwatches for the past two centuries, is still hand-engraved by the artisans at Breguet, with a frosted effect, heat-blued screws, and hand-bevelled bridges.

    This reference 7057 from the early ‘aughts carries its traditional inheritance nobly, while adapting to modern aesthetics and lifestyles. Consigned by the original owner, it comes complete with the “full kit” including an additional deployant clasp to complement the existing pin buckle, Breguet Certificate of Origin, full suite of product literature, and inner and outer packaging.

    Property of the Original Owner

  • Artist Biography


    Swiss • 1775

    Established in 1775 by Abraham Louis Breguet, widely considered the greatest watchmaker of all time, the storied brand continues to thrive in the modern era, creating exceptional high-end watches as the Swatch Group's premier prestige brand. Some of the most important and lasting inventions in watchmaking are attributed to Abraham Louis Breguet, including the tourbillon, shock resistance and the use of hammers and gongs employed in nearly all minute repeating watches made since.

    Eighteenth and nineteenth century Breguet pocketwatches are especially sought-after by collectors, and many of them were made for the elite of European society, including Napoléon and Marie Antoinette. Key wristwatches from the twentieth century include oversized dress watches, two-register chronographs, triple calendars and Type XX aviator's chronographs made for the French military and civilians.

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Ref. 7057
A handsome and well-preserved white gold wristwatch with power reserve, semi-skeletonized dial, certificate of origin, and presentation box

40mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement, and buckle signed.

$10,000 - 20,000 

Sold for $21,420

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The New York Watch Auction: SIX

New York Auction 11-12 June 2022